Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott (1888-1973), headmaster of Eton; Jack Herbert Driberg (1888-1946), Lecturer in Anthropology, Cambridge University, 1934-42 and brother of Labour MP Tom Driberg (1905-1976)
Elliott's letter on letterhead of Fernwood, Wimbledon Park, London SW; 17 September [no year]. Driberg's book: London: Frank H. Morland, 16 Park Mansions, Fulham, S.W. 1908.
ONE (Elliott's letter): 3pp., 12mo. 34 lines. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper, loosely attached to the title-leaf of the book by a small piece of gummed paper. The letter begins: 'My dear Driberg | I ought to have acknowledged your letter sooner, but I only received it on my return from abroad, and since then I have been busy struggling with the arears which always accrue during absence.' He thanks him for sending his 'son's little volume', which he has read 'with much interest & congratulate him on the neat & modest appearance he has made in print'.
John Aidan Mulvany (b.1901), student of St George's College, Weybridge, and the Roman Catholic seminary St. Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, Durham
20 September 1917 to 15 March 1919. 'St George's College | Weybridge | September 1917 | Ushaw College | October 1917'.
243pp., 4to., with a further 11pp. of jokes and recipes at end. Separate section (31pp., 4to), covering 21 February to 15 March 1919, loosely inserted at end. In fair condition, on aged paper, with detached marbled boards and worn red cloth spine. Mulvany's stamped and signed National Registration Acts certificate, issued on 28 March 1918, is laid down on inside front board, and other items, including autograph accounts and telegrams, are loosely inserted. Mulvany writes with a freshness and youthful enthusiasm: 'Two lovely mails from India. Charlie preached a most awful sermon.